Restorative Justice is about change and transformation.

In Bikram Yoga, (my blog links, one with a video) the poses are held for 30 or 60 seconds.  As you feel your body tense and you are struggling to hold the pose (in the 104 degree room).  The teacher will say “change”.  As smoothly as possible, you move to the next position or the pause…

The purpose of ‘kooky’ in Restorative Justice Circles.

People that participate in Circles with me, become really honest about what they thought at first.  This honest testimony about what people thought about a Circle at first, and what they think now is an endorsement for the process. The most recent description like this used the term ” kooky“.  It’s been mentioned that they seemed wierd.  One…

Restorative Justice for Victims and increased victim participation.

A few recent events pulled this post together. 1.) At the IIRP Conference, I teased the Prosecuter in attendance, asking him if he was lost.  It was just a little sarcasm about the different philosophies sometimes held by ‘prosecution’ and ‘restorative justice’.  I then shared with him how I appreciated prosecutors that took initiative in…

Circlespace – Restorative Justice Classroom Circle training

Upcoming Trainings available. CESA 7 in Green Bay – Nov 18 & 19, Course description and more courses on the CESA webpage. Trainings for 2010 that will be held at the Restorative Justice Center – January 21 & 22 and April 15 & 16.  Limited seating, and the workshop investment is $200.00, which includes lunch, snacks,…